Copa Adds New Boeing 737


Copa Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th airplane, the Panama-based carrier announced.

The Boeing 737-800 is being leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

“We are proud to celebrate this historic achievement for our company and for the country – a result of the efforts of our more than 9,000 dedicated coworkers, and the support of our customers, suppliers, government entities and partners,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines.

Copa now has a total of 77 Boeing Next-General 737s in its fleet.

Earlier this year, the company signed an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes.

The company has been on an expansion push of late, expanding its network to 74 destinations in 31 countries in the hemisphere.

Most recently, the carrier launched daily flights from Panama to San Francisco.

Next month, the company will add its first-ever flights to the Caribbean country of Belize.

“This aircraft symbolizes our airline’s steady growth during its 68-year history, as well as the enhancement of Panama’s connectivity with the world and its reputation as a major logistics and tourism center, all of which translate to better opportunities for development for the country and for all Panamanians,” Heilbron said.